Erin Borla has worked in non-profit organizations that support rural communities through the arts and creative economies for the past 17 years. Her dedication to supporting rural spaces through listening, collaborating, and open and honest sharing of ideas helps her elevate community partners throughout her work. Borla holds a BS in Agriculture from Oregon State University and a Masters of Tourism Administration from The George Washington University. She has served organizations like Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, Sisters Parks & Recreation District, Central Oregon Regional Solutions Committee, Oregon 4H Foundation, and others. She has served as a Trustee for the Sisters, Oregon based Roundhouse Foundation since 2014 and most recently stepped in as the organizations first Executive Director at a time of rapid growth for the Foundation.
The Roundhouse Foundation supports innovative problem solving and creative solutions in four programmatic areas including arts and culture, environmental stewardship, education and social services throughout rural and tribal communities in Oregon.
When she isn’t exploring Oregon’s unspoiled beauty, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, pets and reading.
Equity in Rural and Place-Based Funding
Posted on December 1, 2023 by Michelle Lemming, Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
The Black Belt Community Foundation: Taking a Multi-Faceted Approach to Rural Funding
Posted on August 23, 2023 by Felecia Lucky, Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
The Principles of Effective Family Philanthropy: Relationships
Posted on June 5, 2023 by Liz Dozier, Cathy Cha, Erin Borla, Regan Pritzker, Mailee Walker, Dimple Abichandani, C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser, David Weitnauer
The Principles of Effective Family Philanthropy: Equity
Posted on June 5, 2023 by Sergio Rodríguez, Liz Dozier, Cathy Cha, Erin Borla, Nicholas A. Tedesco, June L. Wilson, Kelly D. Nowlin
Rural Funders Peer Network: Connecting with Peers to Share Successes and Opportunities
Posted on May 23, 2023 by Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
Rural Funders Peer Network: Workforce Development in Rural Communities
Posted on November 28, 2022 by Katie Hughes, Gretchen Schmidt, PhD, Dr. Ben Stafford, Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
Rural Funders Peer Network: Rural Capacity Building–The Rural Partners Network
Posted on November 28, 2022 by Christine Sorensen, Lee A. Jones, Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
Rural Funders Peer Network Topical Call & Networking
Posted on April 26, 2022 by Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
Rural Funders Salon
Posted on September 10, 2021 by Erin Borla, Wynn Rosser
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